“I WOKE UP TO THE SOUND OF DRIPPING WATER”
Performer, Naja Lee Jensen, performer, Emelie Trossö, and scenographer, Hanna Reidmar, are responsible for an experiment “I woke up to the sound of dripping water” in March 2015 at Forsøgsstationen.
Gerd Schottländer, a member of the Experimental Station’s board of directors, is involved as dramaturge for the experiment.
The team writes about the experiment:
“We will investigate, with a non-verbal and intuition-based working method, whether it is possible to create a sleep paralysis in a physical space through the use of artistic means. Sleep paralysis is a state of double consciousness that can occur in the transition between being awake and asleep. In this state, the body is paralyzed (asleep) while the conscious mind is awake and experiencing real-life events that take place in the physical environment that the sleep paralyzed person is in. Due to visual, auditory and bodily hallucinations, the experience of the events is just as realistic for the sleep paralyzed person as the experience of the physical surroundings. Thus, many people feel as if they have experienced a new reality while awake, in the sleep paralysis. What it means to create sleep paralysis in a physical space through the use of artistic means and whether it is possible to do so is unclear. This is what we will use the experiment at the research station to explore.”
Photos from the experiment “I woke up to the sound of dripping water”